Thursday, December 20, 2007

Green Lantern

The stuff that has been going on in Green Lantern since "Rebirth" is some of the best thought-out and most engaging comics coming out of DC. I highly recommend picking up both the Johns-penned GL comics as well as the Gibbons and Tomasi-penned GL Corps.

Not only did Johns take us from kick-starting a formerly dead Hal Jordan and returning him as a major force in the DCU, he made a Corps that made sense and has expanded the scope of the Corps and their universe by several degrees. He also set up the need for four Lanterns and embraced all of them as equals, a scenario which works well for the GL fans who usually prefer to bicker over which Lantern should get the spotlight. And all since 2004. Well done.

But I also really wish DC would put the GL Corps stuff from around issue 200 - end of series back in print. I may have to start picking up back issues.



If you've ever read a GL comic, the panel above is absolutely huge. And is why I plan on reading GL Corps until 2010. The conclusion of the Sinestro Corps War went ahead and told us in 2009 we'll see the beginning of an event called "Blackest Night", and we'll begin to see the other Corps begin to form in the coming year.

Weird, wild stuff.

Reading List:

Rebirth
No Fear
Revenge of the Green Lanterns
Wanted: Hal Jordan
GL Corps: Recharge
GL Corps: To Be a Lantern
GL Corps: The Dark Side of Green
Sinestro Corps War Volume 1

14 comments:

rhpt said...

What is the significance of seven corps? Is that new?

The League said...

The seven corps is, indeed, new. After having a single GL Corps since the 1950's, and two Corps since late in 2006, the Guardians will no longer have the only game in town. Expect the "Pink" Corps to be the re-vamping of Star Sapphire.

JMD said...

I want to be part of the Pink Corps. Pink is my favorite color!

The League said...

Then you shall be a Lantern of Love. And I think that's all too appropriate, you big huggy bear.

rhpt said...

I am going to start sharing my secrets on this blog comment section, but first I will confess to having posted under other people's names on this thread! My bad!

The League said...

well, it's weird and maybe smacks of a need for therapy. But whatever works for you, buddy.

RHPT said...

i demand an investigation by the LoM to find who has been posting false comments under my name.

rhpt said...

I am the real rhpt! I would never use a silly dog cartoon as my profile image!

RHPT said...

Only the wisdom of The League can solve this conundrum.

The League said...

I think you're both liars.

The League said...

Okay, I've completed my investigation. I cleverly put up a smoke screen to obfuscate the depth of my investigation. After hours of research and a depressingly high body count, I am glad to say I finally have an answer: One of these guys is the real rhpt.

the real rhpt said...

I am upset someone set up a Blogger profile with my name. League, find out who this person is!!!!!!

RHPT said...

The professor told me this would happen when I decided to clone myself.

The League said...

We'll need to kill them both. Only way to be sure.